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Mercyful Fate

Country of origin:
Denmark
Location:
Copenhagen
Status:
On hold
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes:
Satanism (early), Evil, Horror, Occultism
Last label:
Metal Blade Records
Years active:
1981-1985, 1992-1999, 2009
Mercyful Fate was formed in 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark on the ashes of the punk/metal band Brats by vocalist King Diamond (King Diamond, ex-Black Rose) and guitarist Hank Shermann. After going through some line-up changes (see the liner notes in Return of the Vampire for more info) the 'classic' line-up was born with the addition of guitarist Michael Denner (also formerly of Brats) and bassist ...
Last known
Hank Shermann Guitars (1981-1985, 1993-present)
See also: Denner / Shermann, ex-Brats, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Demonica, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Gutrix, ex-Lavina, ex-Rax Load, ex-Shermann Soldiers, ex-Zoser Mez, Shermann Tank, ex-Volbeat (live), ex-Fate, ex-Virus 7
King Diamond Vocals (1981-1985, 1993-present)
See also: King Diamond, ex-Black Rose, ex-Brats, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Roadrunner United
Sharlee D'Angelo Bass (1994-present)
See also: Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, The Night Flight Orchestra, Witchery, ex-Illwill, Black Earth, ex-King Diamond, ex-Facelift, ex-Sinergy, ex-Dismember (live)
Bjarne T. Holm Drums (1994-present)
See also: ex-Force of Evil, ex-Gutrix, ex-Rax Load, ex-Shermann Soldiers, Denners Trickbag, Kings of Rock, ex-Zoser Mez, ex-Angu, ex-Art Cinema, ex-Deccoband, ex-Fate, ex-Mike Tramp's White Lion, ex-Trauma Center, ex-Virus 7, ex-Zauce
Mike Wead Guitars (1996-present)
See also: Bibleblack, Hexenhaus, Kamlath, King Diamond, Nattas, ex-Warchild, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Candlemass, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion
Past
Timi "Grabber" Hansen Bass (1981-1985, 1993-1994, 2009)
See also: ex-Danger Zone, ex-Lavina, ex-King Diamond
"Old" Nick Smith Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Danger Zone
Kim Ruzz Drums (1981-1985)
See also: ex-Metalruzz
Ole Frausing Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Missing Link
Jan Lindblad Drums (1981)
Benny Petersen Guitars (1981)
See also: ex-Jackal, ex-Encore, ex-Pretty Maids, ex-Evil
Michael Denner Guitars (1981, 1982-1985, 1993-1996, 2009)
See also: Denner / Shermann, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Lavina, ex-Zoser Mez, Denners Trickbag, Iron Space, Lucifer's Airship, Taylor's Universe, ex-King Diamond, ex-Brats, ex-Art Cinema, ex-Virus 7
Carsten Van der Volsing Guitars (1981)
See also: ex-Brats
Snowy Shaw Drums (1993-1994)
See also: Dark Embrace, Denner / Shermann, Mad Architect, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, Snowy Shaw, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Colossus (live), ex-Memento Mori, ex-Kee Marcello's K2, ex-Loud 'n' Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
Morten Nielsen Drums (1993)
See also: ex-Force Majeure, ex-Shermann Soldiers, ex-Zoser Mez, ex-Apocalypse, ex-Crime Academy, ex-Furious Trauma, ex-Red Warszawa
Past (Live)
Ole Beich Bass
(R.I.P. 1991) See also: ex-Guns N' Roses, ex-L.A. Guns
Hank Shermann Guitars (1981-1985, 1993-present)
See also: Denner / Shermann, ex-Brats, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Demonica, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Gutrix, ex-Lavina, ex-Rax Load, ex-Shermann Soldiers, ex-Zoser Mez, Shermann Tank, ex-Volbeat (live), ex-Fate, ex-Virus 7
King Diamond Vocals (1981-1985, 1993-present)
See also: King Diamond, ex-Black Rose, ex-Brats, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Roadrunner United
Sharlee D'Angelo Bass (1994-present)
See also: Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, The Night Flight Orchestra, Witchery, ex-Illwill, Black Earth, ex-King Diamond, ex-Facelift, ex-Sinergy, ex-Dismember (live)
Bjarne T. Holm Drums (1994-present)
See also: ex-Force of Evil, ex-Gutrix, ex-Rax Load, ex-Shermann Soldiers, Denners Trickbag, Kings of Rock, ex-Zoser Mez, ex-Angu, ex-Art Cinema, ex-Deccoband, ex-Fate, ex-Mike Tramp's White Lion, ex-Trauma Center, ex-Virus 7, ex-Zauce
Mike Wead Guitars (1996-present)
See also: Bibleblack, Hexenhaus, Kamlath, King Diamond, Nattas, ex-Warchild, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Candlemass, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion
Timi "Grabber" Hansen Bass (1981-1985, 1993-1994, 2009)
See also: ex-Danger Zone, ex-Lavina, ex-King Diamond
"Old" Nick Smith Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Danger Zone
Kim Ruzz Drums (1981-1985)
See also: ex-Metalruzz
Ole Frausing Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Missing Link
Jan Lindblad Drums (1981)
Benny Petersen Guitars (1981)
See also: ex-Jackal, ex-Encore, ex-Pretty Maids, ex-Evil
Michael Denner Guitars (1981, 1982-1985, 1993-1996, 2009)
See also: Denner / Shermann, ex-Danger Zone, ex-Force of Evil, ex-Lavina, ex-Zoser Mez, Denners Trickbag, Iron Space, Lucifer's Airship, Taylor's Universe, ex-King Diamond, ex-Brats, ex-Art Cinema, ex-Virus 7
Carsten Van der Volsing Guitars (1981)
See also: ex-Brats
Snowy Shaw Drums (1993-1994)
See also: Dark Embrace, Denner / Shermann, Mad Architect, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, Snowy Shaw, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Colossus (live), ex-Memento Mori, ex-Kee Marcello's K2, ex-Loud 'n' Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
Morten Nielsen Drums (1993)
See also: ex-Force Majeure, ex-Shermann Soldiers, ex-Zoser Mez, ex-Apocalypse, ex-Crime Academy, ex-Furious Trauma, ex-Red Warszawa
Past
Ole Beich Bass
(R.I.P. 1991) See also: ex-Guns N' Roses, ex-L.A. Guns
Added by: nothingman Modified by: beardovdoom
Added on: 2002-07-18 04:26:04 Last modified on: 2017-11-21 07:54:04